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Major Bodies » The Moon

How Far is The Moon from Earth?

The distance of The Moon from Earth is currently 394,435 kilometers, equivalent to 0.002637 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.3157 seconds to travel from The Moon and arrive to us.

1.3157 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of The Moon from Earth between January 1600 and December 2499

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of The Moon to Earth

Between January 1600 and December 2499 the closest approach of The Moon to Earth happens on Wed Jan 13 2275 at a distance of 0.00238224 Astronomical Units, or 356,377 kilometers:

Wed Jan 13 2275

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

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